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Re: Incorporating patches into GNU Emacs

From: Bill Wohler
Subject: Re: Incorporating patches into GNU Emacs
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2003 20:14:38 -0700

Aha! Now we're getting somewhere.

"Stefan Monnier" <monnier+gnu/address@hidden> writes:

>> Here's a specific example from bug.gnu.emacs: A patch from an Emacs user
>> who hasn't signed papers. Are you telling me that a) you'll ignore it,
>> or b) you'll really go through all the trouble of getting Gustav to sign
>> papers in order to use it?
> For such trivial changes, we don't need papers.

That's what I thought. At which point do the changes become nontrivial?

> Also, in many cases, it's easier to rewrite the thing than to get
> the paperwork done.

OK, so *that's* what folks do in practice. Simply take the ideas and
incorporate them.

Still curious about what constitutes a non-trivial patch though.

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